Wednesday Talk Radio
Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody Williams will be the keynote speaker at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility anniversary dinner on April 15th. She also will speak at the World Peace Institute Lunch at noon on the 15th.
Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which shared the Peace Prize with her that year. At that time, she became the 10th woman in its almost 100-year history to receive the Prize. Like others who’ve seen the ravages of war, she’s an outspoken peace activist who struggles to reclaim the real meaning of peace—a concept which goes far beyond the absence of armed conflict and is defined by human security, not national security. Williams believes that working for peace is not for the faint of heart. It requires dogged persistence and a commitment to sustainable peace, built on sustainable development, environmental justice and security, and meeting the basic needs of the majority of people on our planet.
Williams continues to be recognized for her contributions to human rights and global security. She is the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees, among other recognitions.
Since January of 2006, Jody Williams has worked to achieve her peace work through the Nobel Women’s Initiative, which she chairs. Along with sister Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi of Iran, she took the lead in establishing the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and was joined by sister Laureates Wangari Maathai (Kenya), Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala) and Betty Williams and Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland). Its mission is to use the prestige and access afforded by the Nobel Prize to spotlight and promote efforts of women’s rights activists, researchers and organizations working to advance peace, justice and equality for women. By helping to advance the cause of women, the Nobel Women’s Initiative advances all of humanity.
- Title: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams: How do we advance the peace movement?
- Producer: Marianne Barisonek
- Length: 49:33 minutes (22.68 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Hosted by Lisa Loving
As per Senate Bill 111, law enforcement agencies around Oregon are drawing up guidelines for investigating incidents involving Police use of Deadly Force. What are the key policy pieces on the table? Lisa Loving speaks with Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Harry Smith and Lt. Mary Lindstrand on public participation in creating the policy. Tune in and call in!
Read Lt. Smith's Press Release here...
Multnomah County’s Police Agencies - SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation
Policing agencies in Multnomah County would like to invite the community to view a presentation on the county-wide plan for managing use of deadly physical force incidents.
The purpose of this presentation is to promote public confidence and understanding of the comprehensive protocols in place and to share information regarding how this plan establishes a framework for a consistent response by police agencies in dealing with deadly force incidents.
Senate Bill 111 requires that each county in the state develop, approve and submit to the Attorney General a plan relating to managing deadly physical force incidents.
Representatives from Fairview Police Department, Gresham Police Department, Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police, Portland Police Bureau, Port of Portland Police and Troutdale Police Department will be present during the presentation.
(Spanish interpreters will be in attendance)
SB 111 Community Outreach Presentation
Date: April 14, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Multnomah County East Building,
Sharron Kelly Conference Room,
600 NE 8th Street,
Contact Info: Lt. Harry Smith
Acting Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Hosted by Lisa Loving
Should the US Patent Office get to decide your racial identity? Lisa's guests are Chinatown Dance Rock band TheSlants on their struggle to name their band any damn way they please.
Host Sue Supriano speaks with Anthony Johnson, the Clinical Director of Oregon Green Free and the political Director of Progressive Reform of Oregon, and Sara Duff, board member at the Institute for Cannabis Therapeutics and Human Resources Director at Oregon Green Free.
OGF, the largest Medicial Marijauna organization in Oregon, is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit staffed primarily by volunteers.
OGF provides a needed resource for those on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
Hosted by Lisa Loving
The Japanese reactor crisis has important implications for Northwest:
The explosion Sunday night at Reactor 3 involved a reactor using Plutonium fuel. Heart of America Northwest has recently exposed secret plans by Energy Northwest, formerly WPPSS, to have its Hanford reactor be first in US to experiment using Plutonium fuel with higher risks of accident and more radiation release.
Ironically, Heart of America Northwest was working last week to prepare a lawsuit over Energy Northwest's failure to provide all public records on its secret plan to use Plutonium fuel beginning in 2013, with a deadline to file suit this coming week.
A partial meltdown and release from a reactor with Plutonium fuel would be far more catastrophic due to the Plutonium fuel than at the adjoining Reactor 1 (which is the reactor whose secondary containment building blew up).
Dan Johnson hosts a discussion of hunger in Oregon. His guests are Jessica Chanay, Deputy Director for Hunger Free Oregon and Jean Kempe Ware of the Oregon Food Bank.
Hosted by Lisa Loving.
Today's Guests are Mark Moscato and Amanda Tillstrom from the Dill Pickle Club in Portland. This newly formed Club is dedicated to uncovering Portland's forgotten history and compelling -- albeit dry -- policy issues. Their newest publication is a compendium of murals created by African American artists. What do you think are Portland's forgotten histories? And which boring policy issues do you think are crucial for the public to know about?
Hosted by Crystal Leighty
Ruth Conniff covers national politics for The Progressive and is a voice of The Progressive on many TV and radio programs. Conniff was a regular on CNN’s Sunday Capital Gang and is now a regular on PBS’s To the Contrary. She also has appeared frequently on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and on NPR and Pacifica. Conniff’s op-ed commentaries have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. She also contributes regularly to Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper. Conniff became The Progressive’s Associate Editor in 1991, and Managing Editor in January 1997.